Ryan HemsworthGuilt Trips
Category:Electronic Album of the Year
Ryan Hemsworth is a young producer from Canada with a remarkable output and a unique approach to hip hop and R&B production. Starting as a singer and guitarist, he quickly weaned off rock into hip hop and more software oriented music, diving whole-heartedly into drum loops and samples. In 2011, his first release No Plans was featured on SPIN Magazine’s Top 20 R&B albums of 2011, and he quickly followed up with A Way and Kitsch Genius, which got him increasingly noticed for a singular sound. He began cultivating relationships online and became a go-to producer for MCs like Main Attrakionz, Shady Blaze, and Deniro Farrar, helping craft a sound that sits somewhere between chill-wave and trap-rap. His first label release, the Last Words EP was released through Wedidit Collective in 2012 and most recently, Ryan signed to Toronto-based indie label Last Gang Records. His first full length effort, Guilt Trips was released October 22 to rave reviews.